ORAL HISTORY AND THE CARE OF RECORDED MEDIA
May 24, 2017 • Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH
Spring '17 workshop and annual meeting.
In a lively, interactive program, folklorist and oral historian Jo Radner will teach us why and how to gather community stories. We will experience the dynamics of interviewing and learn about the kind of listening that can elicit significant stories. Finally, Jo will offer suggestions for ways to make archived oral history collections more valuable to our communities.
An informal lunchtime panel will discuss past oral history projects around Portsmouth, and then Frances Harrell, Interim Director of Preservation Services at the New England Document Conservation Center, will make a presentation on the identification and preservation of audio-visual materials. Optional tours will include visits to the Discover Portsmouth Center and the newly renovated Portsmouth Athenaeum. A brief NHAG annual meeting (9:15 to 9:30 AM) will precede the workshop. Please join us in Portsmouth on May 24. Attendance is limited to 75.
Registration details: April 20 through noon on May 22, 2017. NHAG members are $20; non-members are $30; combined workshop/membership (new or renewed through May 2018) is $35. Morning coffee and lunch are included with all full-day registrations.